Next Level Physiotherapy is based in Cork city centre within MD Clinic, in The Plaza, City Square off Watercourse Road in Blackpool. It is within walking distance of MacCurtain Street, St Patrick’s Street, South Mall and Penrose Wharf. The clinic is closely located to Blackpool for anyone looking for a nearby Physiotherapist in Cork.

Find Next Level Physiotherapy within MD Clinic on Watercourse Road, Blackpool, Cork
The clinic is only an 8 minute walk from Cork Opera House and has FREE on-site parking

Our Vision

Our vision is to take your treatment and experience of Physiotherapy to another level. The treatments we provide are goal orientated, based on up-to-date, genuine and scientific evidence. We strive to achieve quick recovery times, returning you to a normal level of activity as soon as possible. We believe this approach enables us to exceed expectations and create a sense of empowerment. Whether your goal is to play sport for Ireland, or return to work without experiencing pain, you are in safe hands with us.

John Shanahan, Chartered Physiotherapist, Cork

John Shanahan, Physiotherapist, Cork
John Shanahan is a Cork Physiotherapist and established Next Level Physiotherapy Cork in 2018

Next Level Physiotherapy was established by John Shanahan, Cork Physiotherapist, in 2018. From a young age, John has had a keen interest in sport and health and fitness. He has competed at international level in Athletics, and played soccer and GAA for his local club in Limerick too. John graduated from the Institute of Technology Tralee, Co. Kerry in Health Fitness and Leisure Studies. After this, he went on to complete an MSc in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Since graduating, John has gained a breadth of experience within the NHS in Scotland and private practice. He has worked within all areas of Physiotherapy (including Neurology, Respiratory, Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal). Therefore, gaining valuable exposure and clinical knowledge to become a versatile Physiotherapist. John is well-equipped to deal with any patient circumstance that may arise.

What our patients say

We take pride in providing the best care possible for our patients. To see for yourself how the Next Level Physiotherapy approach can benefit patients, have a read of our Testimonials here.

John is a very skillful physiotherapist. He helped me a lot with my lower back pain. He relieved the immediate muscle tension very effectively, and gave me good stretching exercises to do at home. John also followed up afterwards to see how I was doing. Now my go-to physio in Cork city, definitely.


The clinic was also fortunate enough to be interviewed for the Cork Independent on fitness and improving sporting performance. You can read the full article here: “Take Your Fitness to the Next Level“.

Professional Standard

John is a member of CORU, the governing body for health and social care professionals in Ireland. They protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence. John is also a member of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), which is the professional body for the Physiotherapists in Ireland.  Chartered Physiotherapists represent the highest standard of practice and service and set the benchmark for professional practice in Ireland.

Our treatments can be claimed against some insurance plans as we are a Chartered Physiotherapy practice and CORU regulated. The clinic is registered with all major health insurance companies including Aviva, Laya and VHI.

To make an appointment contact Next Level Physiotherapy here. We guarantee to respond to your query within one hour.